102nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

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Soldier's Notes


Cornelius Hartung enlisted in the Union Army on July 10, 1863, soon after Battle of Gettysburg.  He left his wife and two children (William and Anne) at home. He came home on leave during the winter of 1863-1864. When Cornelius left again in the spring of  1864, his wife was pregnant with their third child (Kate). He was injured “by a gun shot wound in calf of left leg, received at the battle of Winchester, Virginia on Sept 19, 1864” according to the surgeon’s report. The battle is known as Opequan Creek or Third Winchester. He was hospitalized at Philadelphia Hospital, then at Armory Square Hospital in Washington DC, and honorably discharged on April 26, 1865. Cornelius died on Jan 4, 1915, and is buried in St Peter’s Cemetery, Arlington Avenue, Pittsburgh. He was born in Morles, Kurhessen, Germany on December 6, 1836 and emigrated to United States in 1856.

2nd Lieutenant Willliam McConway is listed on the Pennsylvania Monument at the Gettygsburg National Military Park. He was promoted from Sergeant Major to 2nd Lieutenant on 2 July 1863, just as the regiment rolled into Gettysburg.

Quartermaster Sergeant Hamilton Jefferson Rogers, Company K, was born near Winchester, Virginia about 1818, enlisted in the regiment at Pittsburgh in April of 1861 and was immediately promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant. He was an alderman in Pittsburgh before the war. Died from disease during 1863 and is buried in the National Cemetery in Alexandria. He was decended from Quakers who moved to Virginia from Philadelphia during Fairfax land grants.

Captain John Large, Company C, was killed-in-action at the Battle of Chancellorsville that was fought on May 3rd and 4th, 1863.

ffgghh Private Robert Oscar Wilson, Company A, enlisted on July 7, 1862 at the age of 18 years old. He was captured and sent to Andersonville Prison which he survived, but had contracted diseases which led him to file for a pension. He was in a Veterans home in Dayton, Ohio for awhile c. 1869. He died in 1893 from a self-inflicted wound to his throat and is buried in the soldiers circle, Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Ohio.

Private George Snyder, Company M, Killed In Action on May 12, 1864 at Spotslyvania Court House, Virginia.



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